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Croydon BID’s new chair says town centre to reopen on June 1

Croydon BID, the town centre business “improvement” organisation, has appointed a former personnel manager for Gatwick Airport as its latest chair. In his first statement as chair of Croydon BID, Darren Hockaday announced that his organisation and Croydon Council want … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of businesses yet to receive emergency grants

£40million in grants from a government-funded scheme to help businesses through the covid-19 emergency remain to be distributed by Croydon Council, as our business correspondent, MT WALLETTE, reports Croydon Council has managed to distribute just one-third of the £60million it … Continue reading

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Free money! But Croydon Council can’t even give it away

Our business correspondent, MT WALLETTE, reports on how Croydon Council can’t even manage to hand-out millions of pounds of free money from the government A Croydon Council Labour cabinet member last night pretty much admitted that her strategy for helping … Continue reading

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Three months late, BID hires headhunters to recruit chair

Croydon BID, the organisation made up of some of the town centre’s biggest businesses, has gone into the covid-19 crisis while looking for someone to chair the organisation. As predicted by Inside Croydon, the departure from the Fairfield Halls of … Continue reading

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Council promises to pay business virus grants in seven days

Stung into action following Inside Croydon’s report on its detail-lite, vacuous announcement intended to “help” the borough’s businesses, the council last night issued a new press statement about the business aid available in the coronavirus emergency. And this time they … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls director quits less than six months after opening

EXCLUSIVE: A £42.6m white elephant without its mahout? Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports on the most dramatic of exits from the Fairfield Halls Neil Chandler has left the building. The Fairfield Halls’ venue and artistic director has left his … Continue reading

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Council assisted £80,000 sponsorship for bankrupted art dealer

Having traded for years on his association with street artist Banksy, a gallery owner landed tens of thousands of pounds in public money for an arts festival promoting his business – even as he was being declared bankrupt by the … Continue reading

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Croydon BID pays for extra cleaning in ‘neglected’ town centre

Some parts of Croydon are being given a deep-clean – at least, those parts of the borough where traders pay extra for special treatment, as an influential business group has described parts of the town centre as having been “seriously … Continue reading

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The Big Sleep Out, Croydon town centre, Mar 24

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‘Hostile environment’ charity part of clampdown on beggars

A charity which has handed over details of its homeless clients to the Home Office, as part of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” deportation policy, is one of the agencies being used by Croydon Council in its “campaign” to clear the … Continue reading

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New Fairfield Halls chief finds time to chair business group

Croydon BID, the town centre business group, has appointed Neil Chandler, recently hired as the venue director of the Fairfield Halls, as its new chairman. That could be bad news for the Fairfield Halls, which was supposed to re-open after … Continue reading

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Business, police and council unite for knife crime events

The schools’ half-term break will see the start of a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime and the impact it has on the community. The council’s youth engagement team joins forces with Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), Croydon … Continue reading

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Festive Lights Street Feast, North End, Nov 16

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Works from dozen artists on display in Warhol Croydon

Thirty years after the death of Andy Warhol, and Croydon is the venue for an exhibition devoted to the artist’s work and influence.

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Croydon BID cancels election hustings after Manchester bomb

An election debate for Croydon Central, due to be staged tonight by the town centre’s Business Improvement District, has been cancelled following last night’s horrific bombing in Manchester. At least 22 were killed, including several children, and another 50 were … Continue reading

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Children hurt by ‘burning rocks’ at Croydon BID fireworks

It could turn out to be a metaphor for the whole £1 billion Hammersfield redevelopment of our town centre: Attract thousands of people, many with small children, into central Croydon with promises of a few (short-lived) bright lights and sparklers. … Continue reading

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Police arrest Croydon man over burglary from Visitor Centre

Croydon police have made an arrest in the investigation of the tens of thousands of pounds that went missing from the Croydon Visitor Centre in the days (or, more specifically, one afternoon) after its closure earlier this month. As we … Continue reading

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Police called in as £18,000 vanishes from Visitor Centre

Scotland Yard’s finest have been called in to investigate a theft of nearly £20,000 from the Croydon Visitor Centre in the days immediately after its closure. The Croydon Visitor Centre, alongside East Croydon Station, was operated by Croydon BID – the … Continue reading

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BID’s report suggests the impact of loss of Allders and Nestle

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM is a fan of business improvement district schemes but reminds the town centre’s elite firms that self-praise is no recommendation All Change! Croydon is the title of the recently published 32-page annual report from Croydon Business … Continue reading

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